APIM Backup and Restore

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We are doing lots of work with the API Management (APIM) product from Azure. It is an API gateway and management tool that has lots of cool features and works pretty nicely. What we’ve been trying to do recently is ensure that the service is backed up and can easily be restored. We also want […]

Study for Exam 70-534

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Well the final stretch is in front of me and I have the exam at the end of the month. Exam 70-534¬†Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions is one of three exams that make up the¬†MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect¬†qualification. I’ve already got exam 70-533 under my belt so after this I just have the developer focused 70-532 […]

IdM – Identity and Access

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This week I had the opportunity to attend the IdM conference run by Whitehall Media in London. Firstly I would like to thank them and the speakers it was a great day and very interesting to hear what the industry is doing to address the digital identity challenges we face. I had an interest in […]

DevOps what it means to me…

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It seems impossible to think about cloud platforms without also thinking about the term DevOps, but what does DevOps actually mean? Sure you could go to Wikipedia or some other source for the terms definition but I thought I would share with you my take on it. For quite a number of years DevOps to […]

Subject Matter Expert (SME)

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For the past few years I have been considered a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in my roles. Firstly I was a SME for Active Directory, then I was the Infrastructure SME at a small startup and now I am the Azure SME in my current role. That sounds great but what does a SME actually […]

Thank you!

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This weeks post is a big thank you to Microsoft and in particular Shane Peckham who delivered an excellent workshop for us around Azure and solving real business challenges. The day was focused on the following Git project: https://github.com/shanepeckham/CADLab_Loyalty The scenario being that we have a legacy application that we need to hook up to […]

Azure Policy Based VPN Challenge

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Where I work currently we are in the process of doing that very popular thing a “Digital Transformation”. This means that a whole bunch of people and technology are having to do and learn new things. One major change is for our networking team and their on-premises infrastructure. Both them and their kit are a […]

Hello world!

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Well I thought I should leave the default title as this is the first ever post from Cloud Vitality. So hello world! How are you doing? I have created this site for one reason and that is to share with the world what I do on a day-to-day basis. What that is depends on the […]